• Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections Politics, UK, Uncategorised

    What does Merkel’s coalition crisis mean for Brexit?

    UK diplomats worry that prolonged uncertainty in Germany over the formation of a new government means that officials may take control of events and that hardens the German position. Some claim that it was German officials who shaped the setback at the European Council in October when the UK was deemed to have made insufficient…

  • Published on 25 Sep 2017 Sections World

    Ulrike Guerot, who’s the founder of the European Democracy Lab, discusses the German elections.

  • Published on 25 Sep 2017 Sections World

    Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term, but it’s a hollow victory given the pummelling she and her former coalition partners received. and the success of the right-wing, nationalist Alternative for Germany party. The AfD, which promised to fight “an invasion of foreigners”, seems to have capitalised on a backlash over Mrs Merkel’s…

  • Published on 25 Sep 2017 Sections World

    Merkel humbled. The German Chancellor receives a bitter bouquet for a fourth but diminished victory. And Germany’s far right enter the Bundestag.

  • Published on 12 Apr 2017 Sections Sport

    German police investigating the bomb attack on the Dortmund football team bus say a letter found near the scene suggests a possible Islamist link – and one suspect has been taken into custody. But they admitted they are still “in the dark” as to the motive.

  • Published on 11 Apr 2017 Sections Sport

    Since we’ve been on air there are reports that there’s been an explosion close to to the team bus of the German football team Borussia Dortmund.

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections World

    Joining us from Munich in Germany is Peter Neumann, Professor of Security Studies at King’s College, London and joining us from New York is Rukmini Callimachi, Foreign Correspondent for The New York Times.

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections Tunisia, World

    The manhunt for a 24-year-old Tunisian man continues all over Germany as fingerprints on the lorry used in the attack confirm his identity and Chancellor Merkel defends German security services amid accusations of deadly blunders.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2016 Sections

    Interview with Sergey Lagodinsky, who’s a fellow of the Global Public Policy Institute, specialising in legal, political and security issues.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2016 Sections

    An international manhunt is under way tonight for a Tunisian man in connection with Monday’s truck attack on a Berlin market. An identity document for the man, named by prosecutors as Anis Amri, was found in the cab of the lorry which killed 12 people and injured 50 more.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections World

    It didn’t take long after last night’s attack for the backlash to begin: a clamour of protests about Angela Merkel’s open-door policy towards migrants and refugees.This has, after all, been a year when the fear of terror attacks has haunted Europe, a year which has also seen the rise of the populist right.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections World

    The only man arrested after last night’s Christmas market attack in Berlin was released within the last hour, as police said they didn’t have enough evidence, admitting “we may still have a dangerous criminal out there”.

  • Published on 19 Dec 2016 Sections

    German police have confirmed that nine people have died and up to 50 are injured after an articulated lorry drove into a crowded Christmas market, near Berlin’s Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

  • Published on 26 Jul 2016 Sections World

    In Germany, scene of multiple terror attacks over the past week, the Bavarian governor has declared that every act of terrorism is one too many and said that Germans are “full of fear”.

  • Published on 25 Jul 2016 Sections World

    A Syrian denied asylum in Germany kills himself and injures 12 others in a suicide bombing – the fourth violent attack in the country in less than a week.